David Burns wrote:
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 9:28 AM, Robert Moskowitz
<rgm htt-consult com> wrote:
I do notice that when iptables is starting there is some message
being off. But I can't catch it, it scrolls by too fast.
Do control-s and q work during boot?
When do those play in?
I tried a number more times. Frequently, <altD> would not work until
it hung after anacron. Sometimes it would. So the system is a micro
notepad (www.oqo.com) and I disconnected it from its dock and my KVM
and worked with its thumb pad.
I was able to get the kernel menu by pressing an arrow key right at
the beginning. Using and older kernel did not make a difference.
s and q seemed to do nothing.
I finally succeeded in getting it into interactive mode and, not
really knowing what I was doing, selected which deamons to start and
which not. I started what 'looked' important but not things like
NetworkManager, Bluetooth, cron, ssh, and so forth. Finally it gets
to anacron and I don't start that. Next is 'local', that seems to be
where it hung before, so I say no. Next is webmin (hey, I thought I
disabled that!), and said no. Then I get:
init: prefdm main process (1763) terminated with status 1
init: prefdm main process ended, respawning
This was repeated a number of times, each with a different number
(pid?), finally stopping with
init: prefdm respawning too fast, stopped
And hung. Power key shuts things down.
So what should ctrl-s and q do?
In interactive mode what MUST I run?
What is service local?
What is prefdm?